Best support belts for work and sleep?

Sep 06, 2022 4:44 am

I have used the Hollister band when I first got my ileostomy, since then I have bought a few Stealthbelts, one horizontal, and my go-to the vertical one. Here recently bought a vertical one that was meant for working/exercising... not very happy with it as the zipper goes across the stoma and it's a pain to get the bag out to drain. Let me know what ones you use and your pros and cons.



Sep 06, 2022 5:40 am

Vertical StealthBelt and Ostomysecrets wraps. No issues with either.

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Sep 06, 2022 8:05 am

I wear a 5-inch belt provided by the National Health Service and not all the time, only if I am lifting or carrying something out of the ordinary.

Sep 06, 2022 9:10 pm


I use a Pouchwear diagonal belt. The horizontal Stealthbelt caused occasional pancaking. The Pouchwear's diagonal design lets gravity help with that. There is no zipper, just a flap that does a good job of keeping my appliance secure while making for quick access. I wear this at work, in the pool, and hot tub. No issues. The only negative is that it seems to be a smaller company that makes these belts as needed. Shipping time can be a couple of weeks. As for nighttime wear, I just tuck the bag into my shorts and wear a t-shirt.

Hope this helps,


Sep 07, 2022 1:24 pm
Reply to SharkFan


LOL, that's what I do at night... It works, I'll check them out for sure.



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Sep 12, 2022 3:02 am
Reply to AlexT

Alex, how do the wraps work? Do you have to shimmy into them, or do they have a zipper/velcro?

Sep 12, 2022 3:28 am
Reply to riffael

The wraps I have you slip on like you would your underwear. The belt goes around and it velcros together. Both are very comfortable.

Sep 12, 2022 5:11 pm

I use a hernia belt.